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L5 Compression Fracture Treatment
Yes: Anytime you have a severe injury such as tri-malleolar ankle fracture, physical therapy is a great modality to get you back to some what normal stage. Unfortunately you may not return to 100% of your old level of activities, but anything to help you get back close to that will help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A fracture is a broken bone. As there is cartilage at the end of many bones at the joint, a fracture may also include a break in the cartilage. Fractures and broken bones are the same thing. It seems that many believe that a "fracture" is a lesser injury or an incomplete break in the bone, but this is not correct. Fractures may be displaced or ...Read more
Compression or a brace for ankle tendonitis? Other home care treatments? Swelling & pain. Thank you!
Brace and Rest: Generally at your age unless you are on high dose steroid for any reason, you will most likely heal from these fractures quickly. If the pain persists longer than 1 month i would consider an evaluation from a spine specialist to discuss your options. ...Read more
Treatment options 90y/o F w/displaced ankle fracture? Walking poor w/walker prior to fall. History high BP/skin infection/irrreg heartbeat/high kidney
To fix or not to fix: In general, a displaced fracture in an ankle would benefit from having it repaired operatively--unless there are mitigating circumstances that would make that a poor choice. The treating physician is the best person able to assess the entire patient, the fracture, and any other factors to arrive at the best treatment plan. ...Read more
Seeking non-surgical treatment options for adolescent bilateral grade 3 spondylolysis (pars defects) with herniated l5-s1 disc?
Options: Congenital variety genetic origin occuring in 6% us population in particularly in certain high level athletes like swimmers, gymnasts, pitchers, football linemen to name a few. Most treated non operatively including associated with herniated disc with bracing, physical therapy & medication and activity modification. Epidural steroid injections can also be considered with 90% treated nonop. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
C Spine Fracture : Most spine fractures will heal with rest and spine support (brace). Ligament injury or fracture fragment compression on the spinal cord or nerve roots may require surgical decompression with or without stabilization. Consultation with a specialist in cervical spine injuries is indicated as misdiagnosis can lead to neurologic deficit. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Back Pain Options: This back pain as you suggested is the result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease, etc requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist and may be candidate for facet injections/radiofrequency ablation and epidural steroid injection. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
VCF Older: For any low energy fracture, nonsurgical treatment is fine. Allowing increased activity as pain allows is the answer. The first 3 weeks are toughest with decrease in pain as the bone heals (which it does 70% of the time). Osteoporosis eval is mandatory to prevent more fractures. Kyphoplasty is an excellent and fast solution if pain persists or worsens. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Preserved lumbar lordosis without lumbar compression fracture or listhesis.That mean a fracture ?
It means the image : Was interpreted as normal. Ther was no abnormality seen. ...Read more
Yes: 60% probably need some form of treatment. Simple options include rest and medication. Bracing does not seem to be of much benefit although it is often ordered. Physical therapy may help patients mobilize but can be challenging if severe pain. 30-40% of vcf's come to surgery which is usually immediately helpful. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
5 mm anterolisthesis of L5 on s1, discogenic disease at l4-l5 and l5-s1, arthritic changes of the facets joints at l4l5, l5-s1, mild flattening L4 l2?
Degenerative Disease: What you are describing are arthritic changes in the lumbar spine, what question are you asking, as I am unclear as to what you want to ask! ...Read more
What does compression deformity to the endplate of L3 and suspected compression deformity to T12 mean are these fractures radiologist said no fracture?
Yes: The vast majority do.Get a more detailed answer ›
I was diagnosis w/ lumbar spondylolysis, bilateral nerve root impingement and radiculitis w/ L5 being slipped forward. Surgery or long-term pain management?
Surgery: Sometimes it solves with pain control, pain procedures (epidurals w/local anesthetic and steroids). After reducing the inflammation the disk if it is intact could slip backwards in place. The spondilosis is a chronic condition similar to the osteoarthritis that can not be cured like the disk herniation.I think you meant spondylolisthesis. Surgery can be efficient but also can have complications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Scoliosis progressing, L5 compression, EMG changes, lumbar spondylolisthesis, c4-6 narrow, PAIN. What are my options?
Options: A good Orthopedic eval is needed to go over all you have done already. Generally, conservative Treatment first with medication, Physical therapy, possible pain management with epidurals, and then if needed and no relief, a Neurosurgical evaluation may be needed to discuss surgical options. Best wishes. ...Read more
It could be: Is that the only level involved. Are other levels also damaged. You could first consider prolotherapy to stabilize the back with out surgery. Can always do surgery. Visit www.Getprolo.Com or www.Aaomed.Org for info on prolotherapy and to find a doctor to help you and give you another opinion. ...Read more
Is it broken or fractured is a question I am often asked. The answer is basically that a broken or fractured bone is the same thing. A fracture means a break in the cortex or the strong layer of outer bone cells. In an adult the average time for that to heal varies greatly but is often considered to ...Read more
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